Tour stage 15: Kristoff doubles up on a day of Mistral and misses

In a dramatic finale, the disjointed bunch sprint headed by Alexander Kristoff swept up the day’s breakaway metres from the line, snatching the win from under the nose of Jack Bauer. Despite the conditions and the best efforts of Ag2r, the predicted echelons never materialised and the top general classification riders survived the day unscathed and unchanged.

Continue reading

12 days of Christmas: Day 1 – Heinrich Haussler

As it’s the season of giving, Jered & Ashley Gruber have let us pillage and plunder their photographs from the 2013 season. And as they give to us, so we give to you. Jered picked out six of his favourite photographs of the year and I picked out six of mine. We’re posting up one a day until Christmas – just little visual treats for you – with Jered’s comments about them! These are in no particular order, they don’t encompass the entire season, but they are all utterly fantastic.

(Click on the picture to see it full screen.) Continue reading

GP Ouest France-Plouay preview

GP Ouest France-Plouay is an elite cycle race held annually since 1931 on a circuit around the small Breton village of Plouay, just north of Lorient. Originally called the Grand-Prix de Plouay, it has been part of the UCI ProTour and now WorldTour since those competitions’ inception. Continue reading